Evaluation before rhinoplasty surgery

Evaluation Before Nose Aesthetic Surgery

Before undergoing rhinoplasty, it is very important that you tell your doctor who will perform your surgery about all your complaints that lead you to this surgery. In addition to the problems that you want to be corrected from aesthetic pain, if you have a problem with breathing through your nose, if you have complaints such as nasal discharge, nasal discharge and headache, specifying such problems before the operation will help your doctor to resolve other problems in the nose area during the operation. Ask your doctor about the problems you have personally identified in your nose shape and the changes you want to make, and exchange ideas together. Your doctor should clearly state whether your expectations from the surgery match your current facial aesthetic ratios and normal nasal functions, as well as the possibility of surgical techniques. Avoidance of post-operative disappointments will be possible if this discussion is done adequately and if you and your surgeon who will perform the surgery mutually agree on the planned changes. At this stage, the measurements to be made at the determined points on your photos, your existing face and neck measurements, and the appropriate measurements of your nose according to your face can be calculated. Today, with the rapidly developing medical technologies, the existing problems before the surgery can be evaluated very precisely, and the possible results of the applications to the nose and face area can be displayed in a very realistic way in three dimensions.

Preoperative Planning

Although your pre-operative evaluations and photo shoots are done in an upright position, it can be difficult to decide especially about the amount of tissue to be removed due to the operation being performed in the supine position, as well as the injections made during the surgery and the skin edema that may occur. For these reasons, in order for your surgery to result in the desired way in the long term, it is necessary to make the necessary calculations and planning before the surgery and to perform your surgery in accordance with this plan. While some problems that are seen as too big by the patients can be corrected by applying a simple surgical procedure, some problems that are perceived as very small can be partially corrected with a difficult and long surgical intervention. Considering that the full recovery process takes a long time after rhinoplasty and factors such as the tissue characteristics of the patient and the healing characteristics of the wound are taken into account, it may be necessary to perform a minor corrective operation at an average of 5-15% in all aesthetic nose surgeries after the healing is completed. In patients with light skin color and thin skin, the possibility of a second intervention increases in case of advanced deformity correction and graft application, while this probability is very low in patients whose skin is not very thin and who do not have obvious asymmetry in the nose. It is one of the most common problems to notice some curvature or asymmetry after the healing is completed and the tissues take their final shape, due to the fact that there is asymmetry in all nasal and cartilage bones in noses that are seen as “C” or “S” shaped asymmetrical and curved when viewed from the front. It is usually the most appropriate approach to eliminate such problems with simple camouflage techniques after the healing is complete.